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Foundation Trust Membership

We're looking for local people who can help us shape the future of health services for County Durham and Darlington by joining as members.

Public membership is FREE and open to anyone over the age of fourteen who lives within the geographic area served by the Trust.  Public members are divided into nine different constituency areas: Chester-le-Street; Darlington; Derwentside; Durham City; Easington; Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and beyond; Sedgefield; Tees Valley, Hambleton, Richmondshire and beyond; and, Wear Valley and Teesdale.

More than 11,000 people have already become members of the Foundation Trust - and you can still send in your application.

Foundation Trusts are more accountable to the communities they serve. As a member, you will be able to play a role in shaping your local health services in the future and you can vote in future elections for governors to represent your area on the Council of Governors.

To become a member please contact us on 01325 74 3625.


The data you supply will be used only to contact you about the Trust, membership or other related issues and will be stored in accordance with the general data protection regulation. By law we are required to make registers available to the public.  The public register shows the member's name and constituency and does not include any other personal details.

Equality Monitoring

County Durham and Darlington is committed to promoting and delivering personal, fair, inclusive and diverse services and employment practices. We would like our Trust membership to be reflective of our local community to ensure all views are represented and therefore we would be grateful if you would complete these questions to help us monitor how effective we are at doing this. You do not have to answer any of these questions, if you would prefer not to give us this information about you, please choose the "prefer not to say" option. Any information you do supply will be kept confidential.

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital